Tragically, one in four women, or 250,000 families, will lose a baby during pregnancy or birth in the UK every year. At Tommy’s, we think this is unacceptable. We want to make sure that no mother ever has to leave the hospital without their baby.
Whether you can offer a one-off donation or a multi-year grant, your support will make pregnancy safer for more women and give more babies a healthy start in life.
Why support Tommy's?
Your gift could save babies' lives
You could support worried parents-to-be
Our midwife-led PregnancyLine supports worried mothers and their partners via telephone, email and social media. By offering evidence-based information, practical advice and sensitive support, we empower women to improve their chances of having a healthy baby.Hide details
Your funding will go further
The Tommy’s approach is to provide seed funding to research centres that enables them to grow year on year by attracting funding from the NHS, universities and other research organisations.
We estimate that every £1 donated will leverage at least £5 of funding in five years’ time.
This means that a donation of £100,000 could result in £500,000 additional funding.Hide details
Our trust and foundation supporters
Tommy’s is grateful to have the committed support of several trusts and foundations.
The Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation has committed a significant gift this year to support the vital work of our research midwives at St Thomas’ Hospital in London.
The Foundation was established in 2012 by a legacy from the late Lord Wolfson. His written wishes were that Lady Wolfson should continue his good work and play an important lifetime role in the work he so loved and found fulfilling and important for the future.
Tommy’s work reflects a cause that is close to Lady Wolfson’s heart. Her own personal experience means she is passionate about helping women to give birth safely.
By supporting Tommy’s, she is ensuring that fewer women will have difficult pregnancies and births and that more will be able to have a healthy baby.
If you would like to discuss how you could support Tommy’s through a trust please contact:
020 7398 3447
In addition to our core work on miscarriage, stillbirth, preterm birth and pre-eclampsia, Tommy’s also funds projects that research the effects of lifestyle and well-being on pregnancy and on the later life of the child.
When a baby dies after 24 weeks of gestation it is called a stillbirth. Incredibly, over 3,500 babies are stillborn every year in the UK and many of these deaths remain unexplained. Tommy’s research is dedicated to improving these shocking statistics.
Around 60,000 babies are born prematurely each year in the UK and many suffer lifelong consequences as a result. Preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal death in the UK.
Miscarriage affects 200,000 couples every year in the UK, with 85% of miscarriages happening in the first 12 weeks. Often parents receive no answers to their questions. We want to change that.
I would love to raise awareness for this condition. My consultant was brilliant but many do not really know a great deal about it.
Nothing anyone said could reassure me. All I wanted, all I needed was a healthy baby.
Please don't hesitate to contact your midwife or hospital if anything concerns, don't let others diagnose you!
Megan's son Max was stillborn at 31 weeks after she noticed a change in his movements and suffered severe pre-eclampsia that caused a placental abruption. She has a son Oliver, four, from a previous relationship, and she and her partner Andrew are expecting a baby girl due shortly after Christmas.
It is with mixed emotions that we would like to announce the still-birth of our beloved son, Aditya Jeeger Dodhia.
Daniel organised his own fundraising run when he was unable to join Team Liberty at last weekend's Royal Parks Half Marathon.
Huge thanks to the 530 strong team who took part - you did us proud.
We understand the impact that the fear of having another miscarriage can have and how traumatic it can make trying for another baby.
Emilia Grabarczyk's parents were warned her chances of survival were slim due to being so very small. She's now nine months old.